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Nationality exam in Spain

Foreigners who wish to obtain Spanish nationality must take a series of tests, usually known as the nationality test. The purpose of these tests (which are two, one language and another general knowledge) is to prove, on the one hand, that the foreigner knows the Spanish language; On the other hand, it is also proven that you know the culture and institutions of Spain. The official name of these exams is the test of constitutional and sociocultural knowledge of Spain (CCSE test) and Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE test).

Exemptions nationality examination in Spain

In principle, all people who are going to apply for nationality by residence have to do these tests. However, the Ministry of Justice also includes a series of exemptions, either because the foreigner can not do the tests for objective reasons, or because it is considered that these tests are not necessary for him. The cases we say are the following:

  • People who can not read or write.
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Applicants who have been schooled in Spain and have passed compulsory secondary education.

Who meets any of these requirements, must send a request to the Ministry of Justice, which will resolve it in a motivated manner.

Lawyer in Spain

The process to ask for citizenship, whether it is for residence in Spain or for another reason, can be somewhat complex. Therefore, it is advisable to have the help of an experimented english lawyer in Spain, as it will tell you what documents you should present and inform you if there is any problem. For this reason, we would like to remind you that our Marbella Office can be of help if you want to apply for Spanish nationality, or perform other procedures such as requesting a work visa, regrouping a family member, etc. To contact us, you can call us by leaving us your information through the web form that you will find here.